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to simply come up for a vote. but he's got problems, including his number two, eric cantor, doesn't like, he can't support what the senate passed in such a lopsided vote and it looks like there's going to be a vote maybe tonight on new legislation which if it's passed by the house would then have to go back to the senate. >> reporter: that's right. first of all, let's talk about your question about the house speaker. he, i am told by several people in this meeting today, was very intentionally did not give his opinion. he didn't say whether he supports or opposes this bill. eric cantor did and he was certainly sending a signal to conservatives and making clear his personal position for good reasons. as the speaker goes, he really, i'm told, was told to just listen to concerns of the members. but it is true that if they do amend this, that it would have to go back to the senate down the hall here and it would have to be passed by thm or not. the other thing, just to sort of play this out a couple of days, there's a new congress sworn in on thursday, in just two days. if they don't finish this
of the leadership of his party who voted in favor of the bill. eric cantor and kevin mccarthy joined the majority of their party in voting no. boehner did find support from one key republican, paul ryan of wisconsin also voted yes. the main sticking point for republicans, a lack of spending cuts. hours before last night's votes, republicans considered trying to amend the bill from the senate and add additional spending cuts in. the senate made it clear they had no intention of revisiting this idea. so if changes were made that would essentially kill it. before the vote, republicans took to the floor and voiced their concerns. >> there are no spending cuts. we're adding $4 billion a day to the debt. the senate failed in cutting spending. >> i thought we were in a deficit crisis. i thought families were put at risk by this massive debt. what does this do about that? >> it was way past those senators bedtimes, they were blurry eyed when they were reading it we are trying to fill in the gap for where they missed a few things. >> i think it's unreasonable for senator reid to say something they produce
commenting about the fiscal cliff fix. eric cantor says he does not support it and john boehner scythed universal concern. >> i will vote against it because this is not the way to do the people's business. >> it passed the senate overwhelming and house democrats want it brought to the house floor. >> we expect the american people deserve an up and down vote on what was passed in the senate. >> what the senate passed will delay cuts for two months, prevent a big tax hike on estates valued legislation that r than $2 million. >> are are we going to avoid the fiscal cliff? >> i hope so. >> but it is unclear if there is enough votes on the house to pass the bill. >> this agreement represents the least weekend have done under the sicks. >> what we're going to do is put another $1 trillion worth of debt on the american people. >> some republicans are pushing for spending cuts to be added to the bill which means the senate would have to vote on that again if the house is able to pass an amended bill in the first place. they have too do this by thursdayed a noon, other
. instead majority leader eric cantor said he won't support the measure. and others left open the possibility of changing the bill. and sending it back to the senate. so how will the twists and turns play out? we turn to newshour regular todd zwillich. he's washington correspondent for "the takeaway" on public radio international, and was there for the senate vote until nearly dawn today. todd, you've probably slept at the capital last night. most of the republicans in the senate voted for this bill. what is the problem that the house republicans have with it? >> well, the house is a fundamentally different place than the senate, judy. remember, this is not the first time we've seen this dynamic. back in february there was the debate over that very payroll tax holiday that is expiring... that has expired frankly at midnight. you got 89 or 90 votes in the senate for that. that deal fell apart in the house. the highway bill got 74 bipartisan votes in the senate. that fell apart. they're two different places. there had been tacit assurances or at least pronouncements from the hou
leader mitch mcconnell marshaled the votes, the deal appealed squash by a revolt led by eric cantor. although his remarks were brief, they sent shock waves through his conference, which was already extremely skeptical of the agreement, and perhaps looking for a leader. conservative opposition to the agreement stems from a host of issues, including that the deal does not include any spending cuts, would significantly add to the deficit and raise taxes on those making more than $400,000 a year. while the republicans were meeting earlier today, the congressional budget office came out with its scoring of the bill passed by the senate. another four dollars trillion in deficit spending is what they scored its ad for the next nine years, about $330 billion in additional spending. the senate did not pass any spending cuts. those were pushed down for about two months. that is where we stand now, waiting for the house to come back into session. waiting for the house conference to come back from their meeting. perhaps the leadership will speak to the press. we're ready for that. we spoke to o
will convene for a rare sunday evening session. house majority leader eric cantor says the house could be in session until january 2nd, the day before the new congress is sworn in. boehner, meanwhile, maintains that it's up to the senate to act first. >>> millions of americans may watch the ball drop new year's eve in times square, but a group of democrats is organizing its own ball drop on capitol hill. they'll launch their countdown today. their ball represents republicans dropping the ball on middle class families should lawmakers fail to reach a deal to avoid the fiscal cliff. >>> new this morning, iran's state television is reporting the country's navy started training drills in the strait of hormuz. that area sees 20% of the oil pass through it. the state tv report says that the programs include more ships, submarines and jet fighters. they've warned other ships to stay away from the site until after the new year. >>> melissa mollet joins us from the live desk with more. good morning, melissa. >> good morning. the search is on for 23 pakistani policemen who appear to have been ki
leader eric cantor said this is not over yet. >>> the new year was also the deadline to apply for the state's homestead tax credit. december 31st was the deadline this get the application in the mail but you can still turn it in tomorrow. >>> a home caught on fire this afternoon. no one was injured. it broke out after three. the cause of the fire is under investigation. >> weather wise, a nice dry start to the new year but we did stay cold and cloudy on this first day of january in 2013. mid-30s, 20s in western maryland where there's snow on the ground. central maryland hovering around 40 or so under the clouds. most of the active weather has stayed to our south. this weak storm system impacting the carolinas and points further away. hour by hour overnight 32 degrees with a freeze by dawn tomorrow. we'll talk about how cold things will stay around here this week. it's coming up. >> thought we were going to lose wyatt for a second. >>> komen maryland is struggling to help. we have more on how the fund-raising is falling short. >> reporter: they need about a million dollars. thi
on the fiscal cliff bill that the senate passed overwhelmingly last night. house majority leader eric cantor appears to be the leading person against the bill because it does not contain spending cuts. house speaker john boehner has taken a position. democrats are urging him to schedule a vote on the bill as it stands now. >>> prince william county officer is being remembered for his years of service to the community. motorcycle officer chris young was killed yesterday when he collided with a minivan. flowers and crosses sit at the site of the accident. he spent seven years on the police force. >>> it is cold out there today. and some folks are getting sprinkles in some areas. >> veronica johnson is here to tell us what to expect the rest of the week. >> hey will. important the rest of the week we go down and then go back up. and -- as you mentioned some of us seeing the sprinkles. that was earlier today. that's now way down to the south. all of us seeing cloud cover take a look at our shot here. you can see the monument there in the distance. the -- washington monument. we have clouds to th
no sign they were ready to call a vote on the senate bill. instead majority leader eric cantor said he won't support the measure. and others left open the possibility of changing the bill. and sending it back to the senate. >> woodruff: the story at this hour still unfolding at the house but all signs are pointing to a vote on the senate compromise later tonight. we get an update now froms in regular todd zwillich. he's washington correspondent for the take-away, public radio international. he was there for the senate vote til nearly da today. so, todd, it looks like another long night for you and the other members of the press, members of the house, of the congress. where does everything stand right now? >> well, judy, house republicans met about an hour, hour-and-a-half ago. they just had been on the house floor. now that vote was not notable except it was a whip session. here's what house republican leaders have told their rank-and-file. we have two choices for you. choice one is to amend this bill. they've got a package ready to go of spending cuts. 's about $330 billion over ten years
american. gop leader eric cantor has broken with house speaker john boehner. house democrats say they are waiting to hear from a republican colleagues. they believe this is a solid, bipartisan deal. >> for the first time ever, md. new year's eve celebrations include same-sex marriage celebrations. we are joined from city hall where the mayor presided over her first same-sex weddings ever. >> that is true. same-sex marriage -- same-sex couples unable to get marriage licenses since december 6, but they could not marry legally until today. wedding bells rang in the new year everywhere from this church to city hall. rchangel el's a catholic church. >> jesus loves everyone. i think he would be celebrating with us today. i do not look at it as a religious issue at all. and look at it more as a civil- rights issue. >> ♪ >> amanda knox zimmerman and her partner of six years exchanged wedding vows. >> this is the best. not only do i get to be a part of marriage and make it legal, but it is the best thing in the world for us right now. >> amanda and april wrote their wedding vows. their
right now to talk about how to hand the fiscal cliff. house republican leader eric cantor says he can't support the senate bill. democrats are urging house leaders to let members vote on this bill. >> a raging fire tore through a church in a county today. they are devastated today and investigators are trying to determine the cause and church leaders trying to find a place to worship on sunday. >> at the stroke of midnight same-sex couples began getting married. seven couples tied the note early this morning. they were the force to take advantage of the new law legalizing same-sex marriage. and same-sex marriage is recognized in nine states. there are many other new laws that go sby effect today. we break down some of the new intrigues new laws. >> in california driverless car ace allowed on the highways. a human still had has to be in the passenger seat and californians can use their smartphones to prove they have insurance. >> it is a wonderful thing. if you have your insurance with you all the time, we have our drivers license on there.
party. >> john boehner voted eric cantor voted no, as did about 181 other republicans. 85 voted yes. you see the split. >> hallie jackson, thank you, hallie. >> police are investigating two new year's days shooting. what happened last night on caroline street -- one happened last night on caroline street. no other details available. police are investigating a separate shooting in northwest baltimore that happened near druid hill avenue. there were reports of a man suffering a gunshot wound to the shoulder. no word on a suspect. >> police say a party at a hotel prompted three separate calls on new year's day. jennifer franciotti is live with the details. what do police say it went wrong? >> it looked like too few security guards. there were three separate calls for a stabbing, a fight, and some kind of drug overdose. partygoers reported having a great time at the atrium. there were about 1000 people at this event. it was put on by several local party promoters. not everybody rang in 2013 peacefully. there was a call about a fight. less than 10 minutes after that, someone called paramedics
. this is a speaker that can't deliver his own troops, and eric cantor can't conceal or hide his personal ambition, if boehner looks fragile or doesn't want to continue to be a weakenedwe speaker, cantor will be moree than glad to take up the reins. >> is the irony, about 20 seconds, that boehner appears to be the ehmoderate in all of thi? >> yeah, boehner is it the diplomate, let's put it thatth way, or is at least interested in greg things done, the -- getting things done. the same thing for mcdonnelling but there aren't too many people that fit that moniker. >>> the children who escaped the connecticut school shooting prepare to return to school in a neighboring town.hb >> also ahead, a masking gunman stop a delivery truck driver an steals several packages. now dc police want to know ifkn this robbery is connected to a similar crime. >> can being overweight protect you eagainst premature death?prt the surprising results of a newe study. study.  >>> it is playoff week for the red kings, the team hit -- redskins, the team hypotheticalo the practice field -- hit the pract
the republicans have to say. >> reporter: house majority leader eric cantor and speaker john boehner were meeting with fellow repub scans. neither was too excited, expressing deep concerns. house gop members considering making amendments like adding spending cuts. that would force the bill back to the senate with the deadline bearing down on everyone. the legislation raises revenue by increasing taxes on the affluent but contains almost no spending cuts. it makes the spending cuts permanent for families making less than 450,000 per year and provides another year of unemployment benefits for two million people but payroll taxes are going up. vice president joe biden who negotiated the deal with mitch mcconnell also on the hill trying to get support from house democrats. and the political wrangling is far from over. no matter how this deal turns out both sides headed for major clash by the end of february over whether or not to raise the nation's debt ceiling. at the white house, ed henry, fox news. >> despite a wee hours of the morning fiscal cliff deal in the senate, the house of representatives
we've got to come up with something, i can't do anything. and you have eric cantor waiting in the wings ready to become the leader of the republican party if bane ser challenged. >> how do the markets react tomorrow if it does get the green light? >> i think they'll be positive until the next crisis and you'll have me again talking about the debt ceiling increase and the sequestration which they pushed for two months, but they'll get a reprieve. there's sort of a modest certainty for about two months. >> you bring up a very good point because this is sort of kicking the can down the road. >> once again, yeah. it's just to get through to the next crisis. >> yeah, all right. mark platkin, we'll be talking again soon. thanks. >>> to metro now with another violent attack on board a bus. this time, a woman stabbed in the chest. it happened southeast around 2:15 this morning. a second woman was hit in the head. the attacker ran away on foot until the bus driver pulled over and called police. >>> police in williams county gathered tonight to honor an officer killed in a crash. thi
boehner will be at today's meeting. he says the house will convene for a rare sunday evening session. eric cantor says the house could be in session until january 2nd. that's the day before the new congress is sworn in. boehner, meanwhile, still maintains that it's up to the senate at this point to make the first move. >>> going over the fiscal cliff could have a huge impact on the local economy. thousands of people could lose their jobs, especially federal employees and government contractors. the defense industry could face billions of dollars in cuts. >> i represent the third largest number of federal employees and probably the largest single number of federal contractors. so that federal nexus is really important to our economy. we immediate to end the uncertainty. >> economists say it is possible, though, this new terminology to step over if you will the cliff. that means lawmakers will reach some kind of a deal a few weeks after the new year begins. >>> retailers are bracing for more bad news as thousands of workers at u.s. ports are preparing to strike. jackie deangelis live with th
conference one week ago when the talk was in the air, eric cantor stood by his side, and that was a signal that if anybody is going to challenge him, it might be eric cantor. he will not challenge. he is absolutely on board. host: david lightman, thank you as always for being with us. guest: thank you for having me. host: we will check in with you again and your dog. every friday we look at america by the numbers. today, we want to focus on the issue of hunger in america. "washington journal" continues. negotiations are resuming this afternoon at 3:00 p.m. eastern time. [applause] >> there are cynics said that a party platform is something nobody bothers to read and it does not amount to much. whether it is different this time than it has ever been before, i believe the republican party has a platform that is a banner of bold, unmistakable callers with no faded or pastel shades. >> you see the evolution of ronald reagan. he speaks in his speech about hope, a future without nuclear weapons, but it is more progressive and optimistic in 1976. you can see his anti-communism is evolving. his cu
that the house majority leader eric cantor has not voted yet. we don't have world o word of d other names we don't have big republican names as of yet but you can see the tally continues as time is ticking down. again the magic number we believe to be about 210 to pas this piece of legislation. we are back with the panel. a.b., the boehner vote and well, the significance of what you are seeing there on the screen? >> well, interesting that they have lost ten democrats so far. that number could grow. but if they could -- if the democrats contained it, that is pretty interesting and you heard some, you new york city leadership exhorting the members to support it. >> bret: almost twice as many democrats at this point. >> right. i'm told that the boehner vote on the rule was a good sign from members who are going to vote for this and hold their nose. they were looking for leadership cover and boehner voting on the rule gave them the sense that that -- that he would -- that he would come and vote for the bill and they are hoping that that gives some other republicans cover because the people who are
than the senate which passed a measure by an 89-8 vote. eric cantor was among the republicans opposing the deal. in the end, supporters won the vote. >>> taxes will remain the same for 98% of americans. they will go up for those making $400,000 and couples who make more than $450,000 a year. spending cuts were postponed for two months, which means we could be going through a similar debate before spring. president obama says he supports a balanced approach to reducing our deficit. >> we can't simply cut our way to prosperity. cutting spending has to go hand in hand with further reform tax code. the wealthiest corporations and individuals. can't take advantage of loopholes and deductions that aren't available to most americans. >> get ready for another fiscal debate in the coming months. congress and the white house will talk about the debt ceiling. we could reach the limit by the end of february. and won't likely agree to raising it without guarantees of spending cuts. despite this bill, you may notice your paycheck is a little smaller this year. that's because a temporary cut in a pay
think he will show that strength assuming he has eric cantor on board, kevin mccarthy, some of the other young guns, as they lake to call themselves, in the house of representatives. the or young republican leaders. if he can get all of them together, he's not photog bring in all of the tea party activists in the republican caucus gu together with the democrats who will support him this time and the republicans that could cobble together the 218 votes they need, they have to do this, suzanne, today or tomorrow because at noon on thursday, the 113th congress is sworn in. that's a new congress, new senate, new house of representatives. they have to start from scratch. the legislation that passed in the middle of the night last night, that's going to have to be passed once again in the senate if they don't get this done before thursday at noon. remember, tomorrow's a regular day on wall street. markets are opening tonight on the east coast of the united states, the asian markets will be opening. people will be watching closely to see if there's stability, if there's continuity, a disrupt tu
sunday paper or print the coupon at officemax.com. >>> checking the top stories, eric cantor says there's no decision yet when the house will vote on the fiscal cliff deal, which was approved by the senate overnight. house lawmakers return to work in about 90 minutes. the house could approve, reject or amend the measure which keeps tax rates unchanged for most americans. >>> while congress is focusing on the fiscal cliff, the u.s. hits the debt ceiling on monday. they have two months to raise the borrowing limit or risk the government defaulting on its financial obligations. >>> the new york state rifle and pistol association is calling for a boycott of any business that advertises with the paper. they published a list of names and owners of pistol holders. they will continue adding names to the map. >>> secretary of state hillary clinton is being treated for a blood clot in her head and is expected to make a full recovery. but that doesn't mean people are not concerned. joining us live now from the state department is our foreign affairs correspondent jim dougherty. how long is the sec
to the tea party. i have bad news for the tea party. and for party president's whether it is eric cantor from virginia, the majority leader in the house, or the president, but neither of them were elected to make all the roles and come to all the decisions. sort of middle ground will live to be found. simpson-bowles does not provide it. i will give you example. they raise the retirement age by a year or two very slowly. the retirement age task ago to 70 or there's no way out on social security. numbers tell us that. it is that simple. at the same time, its only marginally increases the retirement age and creates a new benefit for high stress occupations. 1,722,000 people would qualify, but all experience with these things, whether you are a republican from georgia or a liberal democrat from manhattan, as soon as a law like that gets passed, people become creative in finding ways to qualify. out of the woodwork, all the folks that would qualify. at the end of the david acton & social security age for everybody was truly disabled and let the market take care of its. people in stress occupations
. that was something that was worked up by him and eric cantor and others. so the real test here and i think challenge the president and john boehner sitting down again over the next three or four days. i think we have a few more days. we go over the cliff on the first but the new congress isn't sworn in until january 3rd. if they can work out, maybe just a small deal now. maybe down payments on cuts. maybe it is protecting, certainly protecting tax cuts for the middle class and small businesses and doing, you know, a few things to medicare, and then that gets us into next year where we can do bigger stuff like corporate tax reform and larger reforms to the tax code. jon: amos, what do you think about that proposal? >> that proposal, the whole situation is telling. we didn't have to be here. we all saw this coming for months. we knew it was coming. doug is right, house republicans did act. they acted to stop the defense cuts and stop the tax hikes. what happened since then, senate democrats have done nothing with it. i think president obama, senator reid, they have to bear some responsibility they hav
, the gentleman is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i ask that the speaker reconsider. i want to thank eric cantor who has worked tirelessly throughout these many days, right up until the last couple of minuteses. today families lack housing, businesses are in shambles and municipalities have been decimated. mr. smith: 346,000 housing units were damaged or destroyed in new jersey, with 22,000 units today uninhabitble. approximately 100,000 new storm-related unemployment claims have been filed in new jersey. 100,000. over 235,000 people have already registered with fema for individual assistance. this is a dire crisis. people are hurting. i talk to people in my district who have been malaffected and they're looking to offer help and they're looking for timely help. we need to pass this. please, mr. speaker, reconsider. the speaker pro tempore: for what purpose does the gentlelady from new york seek recognition? without objection, the gentlelady is recognized. >> mr. speaker, i truly feel betrayed this evening. i left this floor with an understanding that this bill was going to be brought to the floor.
expected on friday. a statement from house speaker john boehner and majority leader eric cantor said getting aid to the victims of hurricane sandy should be the first priority and the house will vote friday to direct needed resources to the national flood insurance program and on january 15, the first full legislative day of the 113th congress the house will consider the remaining supplemental requests. that a statement from house speaker boehner. two hours ago, new jersey governor chris christie held a news conference on speaker boehner's decision to not hold a vote yesterday on a bill to help victims of hurricane sandy. >> good afternoon. when hurricane sandy made landfall on august 24, 1992, congress and president bush 41 responded within 31 days with a federal aid package. when hurricane gustav made landfall in 2008 and hurricane ike 12 days later, congress and president bush 43 responded in 17 days with a federal aid package. when hurricane katrina made landfall on august 29, 2005, congress and president bush 43 responded with an initial 62.3 billion aid package in 10 days. hurr
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